GREENVILLE - Donald E. Wampler, age 83, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 4:55 p.m. Jan. 23, 2013, at Wayne HealthCare Center Greenville, Ohio.
Don was born Feb. 25, 1929, in Union City, Ind., and the son of the late Claude L. and Beulah I. (Feltman) Wampler.
He retired in 1987 from the former Treaty Company of Greenville, where he had been employed for 35 years serving in the capacity of vice president, treasurer and secretary of the board of directors. Later he owned a company for 15 years called Extra Special Products.
Don was a former member of the Greenville Elk's Lodge, the Lion's Club, Moose and Eagle's lodges.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Linda K. "Cookie" (Ryan) Wampler, May 17, 2010. They were married April 22, 1967. Also twin infant children Jason Ryan and Ann Elizabeth Wampler. Brothers Robert and Jack Wampler and sisters Phyllis Clark and Carolyn K. Adcock.
He is survived by his children Dana "Dee" and Jeff Schmidt of Greenville, Janie and Steve Hubbard of Garfield Heights, Donald J. "Donnie" and Stephani Wampler of Greenville, Kathryn "Kate" and Jeff Sopczak of Galloway and Amy Cates of Arcanum. Grandchildren Stacy Strait, Tricia (Greg) Peck, Carrie (Jim) Hackney, Jody (Jon) Shy, Alexandria Hubbard, Ryan Wampler, Nathan Wampler, McKenna R. Cates, Griffin P. Cates and Marlaina K. Sopczak. Eleven great-grandchildren, sister Sue A. Strayer of Germantown and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial gathering will be held from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in the Greenville Cemetery.
It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to Hospice of Darke County. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com